Dissertation Solutions: A Concise Guide To Planning, Implementing, And Surviving The Dissertation Process by Bradley AxelrodDissertation Solutions: A Concise Guide To Planning, Implementing, And Surviving The Dissertation Process by Bradley Axelrod

Dissertation Solutions: A Concise Guide To Planning, Implementing, And Surviving The Dissertation…

byBradley Axelrod, James Windell

Paperback | October 16, 2012

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New graduate students are often unaware of the many hazards and pitfalls that occur during the dissertation process: intensive schedules, dwindling motivation, difficult or unavailable mentors, and research and publication complications. Lacking the experience and wherewithal to successfully overcome or avoid these impetuses for derailment, many students are unable to complete the dissertation process, losing sight somewhere in between reading, studying, collecting data, and writing a thesis. Based on the authors' inside knowledge and extensive experience, Dissertation Solutions provides graduate students with the basic tools and skills to help them navigate the whole process with minimal damage, making the whole process of planning, researching, and writing more manageable. This thorough, but concise guide will help even the most naïve graduate student become experts in navigating and surviving their graduate experiences. Outlining the dissertation process, explaining the key players involved, and offering advice to help complete any research project, this book will also provide overwhelmed, intimidated, or just reluctant students with the motivation required to complete this arduous project.
Bradley N. Axelrod, PhD, is the director of neuropsychological and psychological assessment services at the John D. Dingell Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He has published extensively in the area of psychometric analysis of neuropsychological and psychological test measures. He provides clinical training to psychology i...
Title:Dissertation Solutions: A Concise Guide To Planning, Implementing, And Surviving The Dissertation…Format:PaperbackDimensions:188 pages, 8.82 × 5.91 × 0.54 inPublished:October 16, 2012Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I: BackgroundChapter One. It Isn't Simply HazingChapter Two. The Dissertation ProcessPart II: Before, During, and After the DissertationChapter Three. Don't Fear StartingChapter Four. Get it Out of the Box -- Work on it Early and OftenChapter Five. Work AheadChapter Six. Back it UpPart III: Selecting Your Topic or Research StudyChapter Seven. Use Coursework StrategicallyChapter Eight. Read Journals and Attend Conferences AggressivelyChapter Nine. Investigating Faculty Members' ResearchChapter Ten. Save the Nobel Prize for LaterChapter Eleven. Pitfalls of Concurrent and Absentee Data CollectionChapter Twelve. Pitfalls of Archival Data CollectionChapter Thirteen. Maximizing FlexibilityChapter Fourteen. Locale and Availability of Data CollectionChapter Fifteen. The Financial Pain of ResearchPart IV: Selecting Your Committee Chapter Sixteen. Selecting Your AdvisorChapter Seventeen. Selecting Other Committee Members (Part I).Choose Who You KnowChapter Eighteen. Selecting Other Committee Members (Part II).Know Who You ChoosePart V: Preparing to Begin Chapter Nineteen. Marriages Are For People, Not Work ProductsChapter Twenty. The Runaround and Getting your Ducks in a RowChapter Twenty-One. The Human Investigating Committee and the Institutional Review Board HurdlePart VI: The Project: Ins and Outs of the ProcessChapter Twenty-Two. Managing AnxietyChapter Twenty-Three. Managing IndifferenceChapter Twenty-Four. Managing LunacyPart VII: Approaching the DefenseChapter Twenty-Five. No Surprises -- Certainly Not During the Proposal or Defense MeetingsChapter Twenty-Six. Preparing for the DefenseChapter Twenty-Seven. You Know More Than You Believe You KnowChapter Twenty-Eight. The Ruler Lady Part VIII: Publishing Chapter Twenty-Nine. AuthorshipChapter Thirty. Finding a JournalChapter Thirty-One. The Reviewers Said What? Chapter Thirty-Two. Editors and Reviewers are People, TooPart IX: CollaboratingChapter Thirty-Three. Making a TeamChapter Thirty-Four. Who is Doing What on the Project?Part X: Wrapping It UpChapter Thirty-Five. Congratulations! You Did It! Now, Where do You Go from Here? AppendicesAppendix A. Recommended ResourcesAppendix B. References

Editorial Reviews

Dissertation Solutions is an excellent resource for students . . . who are working on their dissertation, a major milestone in graduate education. This book takes the complexity of undertaking a dissertation and helps students breakdown the process into manageable steps. . . . This book can aid students in flourishing with their dissertation project. Moreover, Dissertation Studies not only deals with the dissertation research and writing, but deals with some of the problems that may arise from working on such a major project. It offers practical advice and provides motivation and support. . . . Students will benefit from this book. While the primary audience is for doctoral students, I would recommend the book for students working on Master essays and theses. There is no such thing as having too much information when undertaking the capstone event for a graduate degree.